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Madisonville hires new tourism director

Laura Lawrenz began work as Madisonville’s director of marketing and tourism last week and already has a full calendar. Lawrenz, who has “always worked in sales and marketing,” became aware … more

Area residents team up to help hurricane victims

A Harvey survivor summed it up best: “God bless you for doing this. We’ve lost everything, and this will help us.” Area residents have been helping in any way they can — from taking boats … more

77th Annual Steak Dinner and Dance

Madisonville’s Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association put on an exciting evening last Saturday night, with their 77th Annual Steak Dinner and Dance to raise scholarship money for area youth.  After … more

Schools getting facelifts

About $8.4 million worth of upgrades are underway in the Madisonville school district but will take at least two years to complete. The school board last week authorized the issuance, sale and … more

Family reunion

Members of Thelma McNultry’s family gather around the matriarch during a recent reunion gathering in Madisonville. more

Eagle Scout candidate completes project

Four generations of Garrett Underwood’s family gathered together on Saturday, April 29, 2017 to celebrate the completion of Garrett’s Eagle Scout project in Lake Madison Park; a GaGa Ball Pit. … more

Chamber prepares for annual banquet featuring legendary Coach Carter

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations from members for this year’s Man and Woman of the Year, to be announced at the annual banquet on Friday, Feb. 3. The Mardi … more

Yard of the Month

Mary Ann and Bobby Ray Gilbert were honored recently by Keep Madison County Beautiful for Yard of the Month at 208 Martin Luther King Jr. Street in Madisonville. more

Juneteenth parade slated

The Madison County Juneteenth Organization continues this year its annual tradition of celebrating emancipation with a parade and free luncheon on Saturday, June 18. Parade participants – which … more

County OKs pauper burial funds

The Madison County Commissioners’ Court discussed changes to its indigent burial policy on Monday after approving funds for the cremation of a body. Billy Walters of Madisonville Funeral Home … more

Poor turnout for local election

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, election polls closed at 6pm and the votes were tabulated Saturday night in the Madison County Courthouse building.  Incumbents, Russell Bailey and Lois Brown, were … more

Fire destroys home, prompts others to help

The home of Layla and Billy Wray on F.M. 3091 was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning. A bake sale and hot plate sale is scheduled to start at noon Sunday, Jan. 15, at Brookshire Brothers in … more

MSCA cook off winners named

“Get Right Cookers 1”named Grand Champion of 2017 MSCA cook-off The 2017 Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association (MSCA) cook-off was held on May 19th and 20th, at the American … more

Graduation day

Anthony Anderson was among 140 students who graduated during Madisonville High School’s commencement ceremony at Sam Houston State University on Saturday. more

Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen's BBQ Cook-off

The annual Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Barbeque Cook-off is being held this Friday and Saturday, May 19-20th, at the American Legion / MSCA Grounds on Highway 75 in Madisonville, … more


A family participates in the annual Juneteeth parade, adorning a float that comes down North Elm Street. more

House fire

This home on Derby Lane in Madisonville was engulfed in flames Friday morning. No injuries were reported. more

Mustang Track teams excel at Regional Meet

The Madisonville High School Boys and Girls track teams had a strong showing at the UIL Region III, 4-A track meet, which was held at Sam Houston State on April 28-29. As a team, the girls finished … more

Election to cover changes in law

While this year’s election involves no candidates, there still are some issues that will require the attention of the voters of Texas. Early voting for the 2017 election began Monday, and will … more

Memorial from a visitor

Editor's note - We received this heartfelt letter to the editor.  It's from a visitor to Madisonville and very fitting for Memorial Day and the times we are in. A few years ago, I traveled from … more
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